Project Archaeologist - Field Director
Company: SWCA Environmental Consultants
Posted on: January 27, 2023
About the opportunitySWCA is looking for a Project Archaeologist
who will act as a Field Director, based out of our Bismarck North
Dakota office to assist with a variety of projects in North Dakota,
South Dakota, Minnesota, and possibly other states. Project work
will likely include pedestrian surveys and may include construction
monitoring, data recovery, or other field tasks. You will lead
crews in identifying cultural materials, collecting data with
tablets, recording sites using state-specific protocols, and making
National Register of Historic Places evaluations. You will
coordinate with the Project Manager daily, planning and
coordinating fieldwork. This is a full-time, hourly position. A
typical schedule for summer work is 10 days on, 4 days off, with
longer mobilizations necessary at times. Along with an hourly pay
rate you are also eligible for $59 per diem, paid sick time
accrual, and single-occupancy lodging for non-local projects. -This
position will be based in the northern Plains (especially in
Minnesota or North Dakota) and can be remote. -Our Vision (the
North Star), Core Values, and Purpose: - Help drive SWCA to be the
best workplace and industry leader in sustainability, bringing
sound science and creative solutions to global environmental
challenges while maintaining a dedication to employee-ownership.
-We are #OneSWCA and collaborate across all our offices, programs,
and disciplines. We are #AlwaysLearning, we #NeverSettle and we
#GiveBack. We are 100% employee-owned, and we build our success
together. It is imperative for the successful candidate to fit
SWCA's unique culture. Do you appreciate sustainability and
environmental awareness? Is giving back to your community a
priority? SWCA is a team of scientists, planners, technical
experts, and corporate services professionals that are committed to
our culture. -Our company purpose is to preserve natural and
cultural resources for tomorrow while enabling projects that
benefit people today. You are invited to be a part of our success
story.What you will accomplish
- Direct cultural resource field crews to complete fieldwork
safely and efficiently.
- Perform fieldwork (survey, testing, archaeological monitoring,
or data recovery) and assist Project Managers and Principal
Investigators with cultural resources tasks.
- Coordinate land access, field crew progress, and daily data
transfer and management.
- Prepare and review site forms.
- Effectively communicate and support teamwork across multiple
disciplines, both internally and externally.
- Collect, perform QA/QC, organize, and track field data.
- Implement, enforce, and document SWCAs safety standards for
yourself and your crew. Conduct morning tailgate safety and
- Always maintain a high level of professionalism.
- Demonstrate and maintain SWCAs high standard of scientific
ethics and quality assurance, and have the awareness to identify
and resolve challenges in creative ways
- Manage and maintain field equipment.
- Ensure that field crews are prepared for field activities.
- Possibly conduct technical reporting, including Phase I, II and
III (Class I, II and III) archaeological reports and all associated
documentation and data forms, depending on workload.Experience and
qualifications for success
- A bachelors degree in anthropology or a closely related field
is required; a masters degree is preferred.
- Experience working in the Dakotas or Minnesota is
- A minimum of 3 years of cultural resource management experience
- A minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience is
- Ability to be listed on state and federal permits is
- Strong leadership and supervision abilities, including problem
solving, constructive conflict resolution, and decision
- Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and
- Team player with strong ability take initiative and solve
problems using sound judgment.
- Must have strong oral and written communication skills and
demonstrate ability to coordinate effectively with SWCA senior
staff and other project personnel.
- Knowledge of Esri software is preferred.
- Availability to work extended field rotations (10-12 days at a
time) and travel accordingly.
- Current valid drivers license is required.
- The ability to safely operate a 4WD vehicle on rugged,
backcountry roads is required.
- Ability to travel and conduct fieldwork for long hours and
extended periods, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain,
and at high altitudes, and the ability to carry equipment and
supplies weighing up to 40 pounds.We are 100% employee-owned, and
we build our success together. With offices across the United
States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms
and ranks among Engineering News-Records Top 200 Environmental
Firms. We offer a supportive, team-oriented work environment and
competitive wages and benefits, including an 100% employee stock
ownership plan (retirement). -SWCA Environmental Consultants is a
growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of
environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA
is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks
among Engineering News-Records Top 200 Environmental Firms.If you
would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our
website or need assistance completing the application process,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-581-5378. This
contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot
be used to inquire about the status of applications. -SWCA is proud
to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women,
minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.
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